Events

Past Events

Reconnecting with Latin America

Tue, 24 May, 2022 17:30 — 20:00
La Fuente, 23 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Join us for a night of networking and presentations from YPN members about their experiences in Latin America over drinks and tapas!

Open to all - LANZBC YPN members and non-members welcome!

Register through Eventbrite to secure your spot - First 20 tickets include complimentary drinks and tapas until the bar tab runs out!

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2022 Annual General Meeting

Mon, 28 Mar, 2022 19:00 — 20:00
Via Zoom

What is an Annual General Meeting (AGM)? 

An AGM is a yearly meeting of the members or shareholders of a club, company, or other organization, especially for holding elections and reporting on the year's events.

The purpose of the LANZBC YPN Annual General Meeting is to give our members an overview of what we have achieved this year, the challenges we have faced, and how we have overcome them.Secondly, It is an opportunity for our membership to vote and elect new committee members to lead the network. Lastly, it is the perfect time for our membership to provide the oncoming committee and Advisory Board with feedback about how the network is operating and what needs to be done to improve the experience from a members perspective. 

By registering your interest for this event, you are helping the YPN team plan for the AGM.

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Wellington: The Future of NZ - Brazil Relations

Thu, 10 Feb, 2022 17:30 — 19:30
Level 28 Majestic Centre, 2/100 Willis Street, Wellington

The Future of NZ - Brazil Relations is the first in person event for 2022! 

We have invited Richard Prendergast to come and discuss with us how NZ and Brazil will be working together in the future. Richard is the Ambassador-designate currently based in Wellington. He will be heading to Brazil in March to lead the New Zealand embassy team in Brasilia. 

This event will be MC'd by Shisla Macleod and Daniel Mahoney - it is a discussion you won't want to miss! 

In attendance will be representatives from the Embassy of Brazil in Wellington and the Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (LatAm CAPE).  

Join us on Thursday 10th February at Level 28 Majestic Centre (2/100 Willis St), Wellington at 5:30 PM. 

Canapés and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided. 

Vaccine Passes will be checked on entry. Spaces are limited, attendance will be confirmed on a first in - first served basis, to secure your spot please register below. 

 

 

 

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Webinar: Global Citizenship with Carla Rey Vasquez from Education NZ

Thu, 9 Dec, 2021 17:30 — 18:30
via Zoom

What is global citizenship and what does it mean for young professionals in Latin America and New Zealand today? We invite you to attend this open discussion in which we explore these questions with special guest Carla Rey Vasquez. 

This is a webinar you won't want to miss! 

Carla Rey Vasquez, is Education New Zealand’s Global Citizens Manager. Carla leads the collaboration – with educational institutions, peak bodies, regional agencies, community groups and student groups, to foster and deliver ENZ’s global citizenship road-map. Check out our event photos for more information about Carla. 

 

 

 

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Webinar: Latin America pathways and prospects with Justine Arroll

Thu, 11 Nov, 2021 19:00 — 20:00
Online via Zoom

Tune in to hear Justine Arroll, Trade Strategy Manager for Fonterra Co-Operative Group, share her experiences and insights on:

  • Engagements with Latin America through her career
  • Key professional development opportunities 
  • Developments and emerging trends in Latin America-New Zealand professional and commercial contexts.

Register now for this fascinating kōrero and gain a valuable Kiwi perspective of key connections for New Zealand and Latin America.

We will send the Zoom link out to individuals who register via the email they provide us on the registration form.

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Beginners Spanish Course (Online)

Tue, 5 Oct, 2021 18:00 — 20:00
Online

The LANZBC YPN is offering a Beginners Spanish course online through Viva Spanish. Classes will be held every Tuesday, starting on the 5th of October until the 7th of December. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

More details:

  • A1(part one) language course. 
  • 10 weeks, 2 hours per week. 
  • Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 
  • Electronic materials provided. 
  • Members: $75.00 (including GST)
  • Non-members: $150.00 (including GST)

Fill out the registration form to register your interest. We will be in touch via email, lanzbc.ypn@gmail.com, to confirm your booking and to organise payment through bank transfer.

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Online Members Mixer

Thu, 2 Sep, 2021 18:00 — 19:00
Online

We’ve taken our meet-up events virtual! Join us for our Online Mixer event to connect with other YPN members from around Aotearoa and the world (time-zone permitting)!

 

Grab a drink, chuck on your slippers, and join us for an easy-going catch-up from the comfort of your home! No preparation is needed. Games and conversations will be had with prompts throughout to keep the conversation humming. 

 

Date: Thursday, 2nd September, 6pm.

Location: Online (from the comfort of your home) 

Registration: A link to the event page will be sent closer to the event date. Register your interest below.

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Spanish Boxing Classes (Auckland)

Sat, 28 Aug, 2021 11:00 — 12:00
Group Exercise Room, YMCA Auckland, 149 Greys Ave, CBD

We are back! This event has been a major hit with YPN members. Taught by Alejandro Santamaria of the Destruction Team Boxing Group. These Spanish-speaking boxing classes are available for members with B1 (intermediate) or above Spanish. Don't miss out! This is a great opportunity to meet other members and to practice your Spanish alongside other members. Get in quick, spaces are limited.

Prices:

  • Single Class: $10 (w/o wraps); $25 (wraps provided)
  • 3 months (6 classes): $50 (w/o wraps)

Email us at lanzbc.ypn@gmail.com to book and arrange payment.


Note: Gloves can be provided if requested (limited stock), wraps cost $15 (or bring your own).


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Additional Dates for this Event:

Sat, 14 Aug, 2021 11:00 — 12:00

Language Meet Up Auckland

Thu, 19 Aug, 2021 17:30 — 20:00
Mexican Cafe, 67 Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD

Come and join us for an evening of language practice, Latin American foods, and networking at one of our inaugural language meet-up events. These social, language-based events are an opportunity to socialise with like-minded young professionals and practice your English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Open to all YPN members. Register your interest below.

This months Language Meet Up in Auckland is at the famous Mexican Cafe, 67 Victoria Street West, CBD.

Register your interest below.

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Spanish Boxing Classes (Auckland)

Sat, 14 Aug, 2021 11:00 — 12:00
Group Exercise Room, YMCA Auckland, 149 Greys Ave, CBD

We are back! This event has been a major hit with YPN members. Taught by Alejandro Santamaria of the Destruction Team Boxing Group. These Spanish-speaking boxing classes are available for members with B1 (intermediate) or above Spanish. Don't miss out! This is a great opportunity to meet other members and to practice your Spanish alongside other members. Get in quick, spaces are limited.

Prices:

  • Single Class: $10 (w/o wraps); $25 (wraps provided)
  • 3 months (6 classes): $50 (w/o wraps)

Email us at lanzbc.ypn@gmail.com to book and arrange payment.


Note: Gloves can be provided if requested (limited stock), wraps cost $15 (or bring your own).


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Additional Dates for this Event:

Sat, 28 Aug, 2021 11:00 — 12:00

Boxing Class in Spanish

Sat, 17 Jul, 2021 11:00 — 12:00
YMCA Auckland, 149 Greys Ave, Group Exercise Room

Learn how to box, and improve your Spanish, with Alejandro Santamaria of the Destruction Team Boxing Group. These Spanish-speaking boxing classes are available for members with B1 (intermediate) or above Spanish. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to meet other members and to practice your Spanish alongside other YPN members. Price = $10. N.B Gloves provided upon request. Wraps cost $15 extra (or bring your own).

 

Fill out the registration form to register your interest. We will be in touch via email, lanzbc.ypn@gmail.com, to confirm your booking and to organise payment through bank transfer.

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Sat, 10 Jul, 2021 11:00 — 12:00

Language Meet Up Wellington

Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 18:15 — 20:45
Los Banditos, 19 Blair Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Come and join us for an evening of language practice, Latin American foods, and networking at our first Wellington-based language meet-up event. This social, language-based event is an opportunity to socialise with like-minded young professionals and practice your English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Open to all YPN members. Register your interest below so we can provide the venue with numbers.

Things to note:

  • Nibbles/tapas will be provided.
  • Drinks Specials available for YPN members
  • Drinks to be purchased by YPN Member.

Don't forget to try the Banditos Churros. They are to die for!!!

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Language meet Up Auckland

Tue, 13 Jul, 2021 17:30 — 20:30
Besos Latinos (Halsey Street), H3/132 Halsey Street, Auckland CBD

Come and join us for an evening of language practice, Latin American foods, and networking at our inaugural language meet-up event at Besos Latinos in Auckland. This social, language-based event is an opportunity to socialise with like-minded young professionals and practice your English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Open to all YPN members. 

  • Nibbles/tapas will be provided.
  • Drinks Specials available for YPN members
  • Drinks to be purchased by YPN Member.

The food is to die for!!!

Register your interest here.

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Boxing Class in Spanish

Sat, 10 Jul, 2021 11:00 — 12:00
YMCA Auckland, 149 Greys Ave, Group Exercise Room

Learn how to box, and improve your Spanish, with Alejandro Santamaria of the Destruction Team Boxing Group. These Spanish-speaking boxing classes are available for members with B1 (intermediate) or above Spanish. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to meet other members and to practice your Spanish alongside other YPN members. Price = $10. N.B Gloves provided upon request. Wraps cost $15 extra (or bring your own).

 

Fill out the registration form to register your interest. We will be in touch via email, lanzbc.ypn@gmail.com, to confirm your booking and to organise payment through bank transfer.

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Additional Dates for this Event:

Sat, 17 Jul, 2021 11:00 — 12:00

Wellington Launch

Thu, 8 Apr, 2021 17:45 — 21:30
Te Wharewaka Function Centre, Wellington

As you may remember, a change in COVID-19 levels meant that the Wellington launch of the LANZBC Young Professionals Network was postponed back in February.

The Wellington launch will be the first opportunity for Wellington-based members to connect with one another since joining the LANZBC Young Professionals Network.

Guest speakers include: 

  • Ricardo Menendez March, New Zealand’s first Latin American MP

  • Chris Langley, Ambassador to Brazil and Unit Manger Latin America and Caribbean at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • Nikita Kent, YPN member

Chilean-New Zealander actor and comedian, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer will MC the evening.  

We look forward to finally sharing your company and forming closer ties as the LANZBC Young Professionals Network develops.
 

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Diplomatic Dialogue: Colombia

Thu, 11 Mar, 2021 18:00 — 19:30
Consulate of Colombia, Level 16/191 Queen Street, Auckland Central

The Diplomatic Dialogue at the Colombian Consulate is the first Auckland-based event for 2021. 

Please join the Consul-General, Juliana Pungiluppi Leyva, as she shares Colombia's recent history and rich culture, its ties with Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as her own personal experience in the diplomatic service. 

The event will be a small roundtable whereby participants will have an opportunity for some open dialogue with the Consul-General on topics of interest. 

Please note that places are limited. Attendees should expect to receive a follow up email confirming their attendance.

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